Connells Point, New South Wales

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Connells Point
SydneyNew South Wales
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Oatley Bay
Population 2,703 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 2221
Location 20 km (12 mi) south of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Kogarah
State electorate(s) Kogarah
Federal Division(s) Banks
Suburbs around Connells Point:
Hurstville Grove Hurstville South Hurstville
Oatley Connells Point Blakehurst
Oyster Bay Kangaroo Point Kyle Bay
Connells Point, Sailing Club wharf; view from Donnelly Park

Connells Point is an affluent suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Connells Point is 20 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district and is part of in the local government area of the Municipality of Kogarah, in the St George area.

The area has long been home to prestigious family homes, luscious greenery and cultivated parks on the foreshore. Bowden Crescent is a famous, tightly held waterfront street at the end of the locality.

Connells Point takes its name from the geographical formation beside Connells Bay, on the Georges River. It is a small, picturesque suburb surrounded by the suburbs of Hurstville Grove and South Hurstville, Blakehurst and Kyle Bay.

History[edit]

Connells Point and Connells Bay were named after Charles Daniel O'Connell who held land in the area. Connells Bay was originally called O'Connells Bay. In the early days, the bay was used for shipbuilding. Connells Point Public School was opened in 1933.[2]

Transport[edit]

The main feeder road into the suburb starts at Woniora Road Hurstville, passes through South Hurstville at King Georges Road and then to Connells Point. It is appropriately named "Connells Point Road" and follows through the centre of the locality.

Landmarks[edit]

  • Donnelly Park, Poulton Park, Connells Point Reserve
  • Connells Bay, Connells Point, Oatley Bay

Schools[edit]

Connells Point has a public primary school; Connells Point Public School, which was established in 1934 and caters for students from years K-6 in the New South Wales education system. Notable alumni of the school include Robert McLelland, Federal Member for Barton and Attorney-General.

Sport and recreation[edit]

  • Connells Point has its own football club called Connells Point Rovers FC,who currently play in the St. George Soccer Football Association.[3] Their home ground is Poulton Park.
  • The Connells Point Sailing Club [4] is located in Donnelly Park, on the shore of Connells Bay.
  • The 1st Kyle Bay Sea Scout Hall is adjacent to the Connells Point Sailing Club.

Population[edit]

According to the 2011 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population, there were 2,703 people living in Connells Point. 28.5% stated they were born overseas with the top countries of birth being China 4.8%, Greece 2.3% and England 1.8%. English was stated as the only language spoken at home by 62.5% of residents and the most common other languages spoken were Greek 11.8% and Cantonese 4.5% and Mandarin 4.4%. The most common responses for religious affiliation were Catholic 29.2%, Orthodox 20.5% and Anglican 18.1%. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Connells Point (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 30 April 2013. 
  2. ^ The Book of Sydney Suburbs, Compiled by Frances Pollon, Angus & Robertson Publishers, 1990, Published in Australia ISBN 0-207-14495-8, page 70
  3. ^ http://www.stgeorgesoccer.com.au/
  4. ^ Connell's Point Sailing Club

Coordinates: 33°58′57″S 151°06′01″E / 33.98246°S 151.10016°E / -33.98246; 151.10016